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Vessels Allowed to Pass Leaking Barge
Wed Jan 30, 2013 06:55 PM CST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Coast Guard is letting vessels pass through a closed section of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg as it evaluates how traffic would affect efforts to remove and clean up oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said Wednesday.

Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski told The Associated Press that a 16-mile stretch of the river remained technically closed four days after two barges struck a railroad bridge, even though some barges are being allowed to pass.

Roszkowski said southbound barges were allowed to pass first _ "methodically and slowly" _ so crews could assess the ...

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